Monday, May 12, 2008

Mothers Day, Camping, Mormons, and Wife

I can't believe it's been a whole week since I posted my last blog... it seems like yesterday. I've been busy with work and family and it's just made the time fly.

I went on a weekend camping trip for the Mother's Day weekend and it was a blast. I've got a brother in law who is totally non-religious and he is a riot! He arrived at our camping ground first and the next day an entire ward of Mormon campers on a father and son outing showed up. When I arrived, the campground was packed with Mormons.

I couldn't help but hear them singing hymns (All Is Well) and talking about their hero, Gordo.

2 Nephi 28:25 Wo be unto him that crieth: All is well!

We had a great time that night. We sat back, enjoyed our Jack Daniels, and made noise until who knows how late. Who knows how many righteous, holier-than-thou Mormons we offended. It was a lot of fun. Not one of them tried being friendly to us.

The next morning, they all packed up and left quite early. Then the campground was empty and we had our choice of camping spots. We spent the rest of the weekend with almost no other campers. It was nice. It's funny that two heathens can drive out an entire ward of Mormons that easily! LOL. They were probably planning to leave anyway.

On the way up to the campground, I had a one sided conversation with my wife. It consisted of me talking and asking questions and her replying with either "I don't know" or "Why are you doing this to me?" At one point I asked her, "Even if the church really is not true, would you rather believe it anyway in ignorance?" To which she replied that she would.

Wow, I can't do that. I can't blindly believe something. Surprisingly, later in the weekend she began asking me all types of different questions and we had a fairly intelligent conversation which, to be totally honest, rarely happens between my wife and me. She always gets offended and defensive and it usually turns into a fight.

I think that she thinks that she is the only woman in the world who's husband has left the church. When she sees me in a non-Mormon environment with other people like me, she begins to loosen up a little.

Sing "All Is Well" all day long! Idiots...


Anonymous said...

glad you had a great weekend. what better way to commune with the lord than spend time in her unspoiled beauty of nature. the quote i was going to send you was by Mort Crim from -
"It's impossible to reach good conclusions with bad information...
We're all entitled to our own opinions, but none of us can afford to be wrong in our facts."
if you received the urban dictionary definition of "loose" my apologies. my clipboard is nuts.

Just another evil apostate... said...

Thanks for the quote. I've added it to my side bar.

Yes, it is nice to go out into nature and get away from all the stress of modern life.